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Today's News

  • Massie speaks at Cornerstone

    Ninth-grader Dallas Garriott got a front row seat when a congressman visited his school Thursday to speak to students.

    That’s because Garriott was the one who had asked 4th Congressional District Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg), to come to Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    “I would like to thank Dallas for inviting me here, because I wouldn’t be here if not for him. So let’s all give him a hand,” Massie told the crowd of eight to twelfth grade students and teachers, after being introduced by Garriott himself.  

  • Carjacking, kidnapping ends in arrests

    After being forced to drive around all night at gunpoint – and at one point locked in the trunk – two people were finally released unharmed by their captors.

    That incident, which happened Sept. 5, culminated with the arrests Thursday of three people on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.

    Corey Palmer, 18, of Shelbyville, is charged with kidnapping and first-degree robbery, both serious felony offenses.

    Two male juveniles were also arrested, but their names have not been released.

  • Meeting your Good Neighbors

    Farming is the backbone of America and our daily survival depends on a farmer’s hard days labor.  But despite the vital role they play in our lives, and especially in a largely rural community like Shelby County, many don’t know what happens in the day-to-day work on a farm.

    This past weekend, however, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension hosted the 2nd Annual Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour.  Allowing more than 350 people to take a peek at a dozen of the typically hidden farms scattered throughout Shelby County.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Street paving bid awarded

    Several streets throughout the city will soon receive a fresh coat of asphalt as Shelbyville City Council made a decision regarding the paving bids Thursday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Among five bidders, the board unanimously voted to award the bid to the lowest bidder, MAC Construction out of New Albany, Ind.  At $137,092.50, MAC Construction’s bid was nearly $5,000 lower than the second lowest bid of $141,901 from the local company, Shelbyville Asphalt.

  • Fairness groups plan to continue

    Despite a vote last month by the Shelbyville City Council to take no further action regarding a Fairness Ordinance, members of the Fairness Campaign and the Shelby County branch of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth aren’t giving up the fight, according to Leslie McBride of the Shelby County chapter of the KFTC.

    “We’re not going to give up,” she said.

  • Raptor on High

    A repair crew preparing to do restorative work to the steeple at Centenary United Methodist Church on Main Street got a surprise Friday when erecting scaffolding for the project.

    A great horned owl had become trapped inside the walls surrounding the inner most portion of the tower.

    “He can’t get out because he has a wingspan of about five feet, and the entrance where he went in is not that great,” said Tony Wilson with Thoroughbred Contractors.

  • Louisville group helps spruce up men’s shelter

    A group of volunteers from Louisville, at the urging of a co-worker from Shelby, turned out Thursday to fix up one of Shelby County’s most visible charitable endeavors – the Open Door of Hope men’s shelter.

    With paintbrushes, scrapers and other tools in hand, volunteers set to work Thursday to give Shelby’s men’s shelter a brand new look.

  • Heroin bust leads to felony charges

    A police investigation of several months culminated in the arrest Aug. 22 of two people on felony drug charges and the confiscation of heroin packaged for sale, detectives say.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said that Joshua Stump, 33, and Jennifer Bocelli, 30, of 726 Southlawn Drive were both charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and not having a prescription drug in its original container.

  • Meeting opens dialogue for Martinsville

    Tuesday afternoon Martinsville community members gathered with city officials at the Shelby Congregational Methodist Church to discuss changes that need to be made in the small community after a shooting over Labor Day weekend left the community shaken.

    Changes to improve safety, morale, enhance the livelihood and brighten the opinion others have toward the Martinsville community were all discussed.

  • Family puts historic properties up for sale

    Several historic properties along Main Street, including two large houses and a former gas station, all owned by the same family, are up for sale.

    State Rep. Tom Riner (D-Louisville, District 41) said that all of the properties he has up for sale have been in the Riner family for many years.

    A Shelbyville native, Riner, 67, said his maternal grandparents owned the house at 1005 Main Street and his paternal grandparents owned the house at 37 Main Street.